I hope that this post finds you all well and blessed.
To start off here's some pics from sunday school on Tuesday nights. These two little boys are brothers. On tuesday nights the class consists of around 15 kids, all jam-packed into a bedroom. The adults study is held outside the house. The kids range from 7 months to 12 years old usually. Lolita does a phenomenal job of caring for them and keeping them entertained.
The children's ministry has been heavy on Pastor Dan's heart for a while now. He wants to see it be more effective. We want to not only care for the children but also teach them. Please pray that the Lord would guide and inspire this aspect of the ministry. There are SO MANY children in the congregation and in the villages that we visit weekly!
Here is Elliot, dear Elliot. Elliot is Marilu's younger brother. He recently came from a children's home in Hermosillo. He stayed at the ranch for a while visiting and is now at Casa Providencia in Navojoa. We pray that he will learn and grow both in his spiritual walk and in maturity while at Casa Providencia. Please do keep Casa Providencia in your prayers. They are a very special ministry that the Lord is using mightily. They have 3 separate houses on campus; 1 for girls, 1 for boys, and 1 for smaller children. Casa Providencia's main goal isn't simply to care for the children but to show them Christ's love. They also teach their children to work, be responsible, and also to respect. Please, please pray for Elliot. Pray that he would take advantage of the opportunity being given to him at Casa Providencia.
This is our wonderful fish project :) The pool below is our newest addition to the project and has be christened, "Big Blue".
While Dan and Ana are stateside it's up to me to keep the fish and vegetation alive. Please pray God's mercy on me...... Maybe a bit of wisdom as well. I would like to not only keep the fish alive for Dan but also have them thriving when he returns.
This next pic I couldn't help but adding. I found these flowers growing by our gravel pile down by the fish project. I find it so awesome to see how beauty grows in the desert. These flowers just popped up out of the cracked and dry ground. Not two feet away from them is a prickly thorn bush.These flowers are such an example of Christ's love. He can take nothing, dry, parched, dirt and make something beautiful!